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Military Service No. 1 Gurkha Khukuri - 9 1/2'' Blade - EKHGACI04

Military Service No. 1 Gurkha Khukuri - 9 1/2
 

Overall Length: 15'' Blade: 9 5/8''
$49.95
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Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 1 lb 3.2 oz
Edge:  Moderately Sharp
P.O.B.: 2 7/8''
Thickness: 10.1 mm - 5.7 mm
Width: 31.8 mm - 46.2 mm
Grip Length: 4 1/4''
Pommel: Peened
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The Military Service No. 1 Khukuri by Ex-Gurkha Khukuri House is constructed with a blade of 5160 high carbon steel that has been differentially hardened. The blade has a hard edge that resists dulling of 54-55 HRC, it has a body hardness of 45-46 HRC and a softer, shock-absorbing spine hardness of 22-25 HRC.

The bolster and pommel are of brass and the grip is of polished, carved water buffalo horn. It has a scabbard consisting of carved halves of pinewood fitted together with traditional Nepalese ‘’Laha’’ glue and finished with a tight outer layer of black layer. It has a pair of leather belt loops and is fitted with a brass tip cover. It has two fitted compartments for the pair of small knives that traditionally accompany the Kukri - the ‘’Karda’’ and ‘’Chakmak’’ The Karda is a small cutting knife traditionally used to dress small game, and the Chakmak is a tool used to help sharpen a Khukri. The small knives are of high carbon steel and the grips are of polished water buffalo horn.


Gurkha troops are issued two Khukuris; the Service No. 1 and the Service No. 2. The service No.1 is intended to be the Gurkha ceremonial blade, it is a simple, elegant and traditional design. It is by no means a decorative only blade though - it is just the blade that the Gurkhas keep in perfect dress condition. It is a good blade that is representative of both the Gurkhas and of the Khukuri itself.





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